Champion of Indigenous victims of sexual violence

Nicole Matthews, Speaker, Advocate


Last updated 11/14/2016 at 5:53pm

KB Schaller

Nicole Matthews credits her three children, Jazmin, Kiora and Kionte with giving her the strength and motivation to continue her work to end violence against women and children.

White Earth Reservation member Nicole Matthews (Anishinabe) received her Bachelor of Science degree in applied psychology, in human relations and multicultural education from St. Cloud State University.

Since 2002, Matthews has served as executive director of the Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC), a statewide non-profit alliance for American Indian sexual assault advocates. The organization provides oversight and administration to the statewide sexual assault tribal coalition and national technical assistance project.

MIWSAC states its mission as "to str...

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